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'Paradise island' hosts untold botanical treasures

BBC - 3 hours 17 min ago
The first checklist of plants found on the tropical island of New Guinea reveals incredible plant diversity.
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West Australia looks to establish local wind turbine manufacturing industry

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 25 min ago

Western Australia government launches study into feasibility of producing wind turbine components locally – a first for the state and a rarity for Australia.

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Developers scramble to keep solar projects on track after contractor collapses

RenewEconomy - 4 hours 32 min ago

Owners and developers of half a dozen solar farms are scrambling to put in place contingency measures to deal with the collapse of a leading contracting group.

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England's first wild beavers for 400 years allowed to live on River Otter

The Guardian - 5 hours 1 min ago

Family of reestablished colony legally sanctioned to remain in east Devon habitat

The first beavers to live wild in Britain for centuries are to be allowed to remain in their new home on the River Otter in east Devon after a five-year reintroduction trial.

The government gave permission on Thursday for the reestablished colony to remain in the area, the first wild breeding of beavers in 400 years and the first legally sanctioned reintroduction of an extinct native mammal to England.

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Rooftop solar curtailment “lesser of two evils”, but no moratorium on new installs, says SA energy minister

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 10 min ago

rooftop solar suburb rebate victoria - optimisedSA energy minister gives reassurance that no mortarium on new rooftop solar is being considered, but warns curtailment may be necessary to avoid 'negative demand'.

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EV and hybrid sales remain small but bright lights of slumping Australian car market

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 12 min ago

tesla model 3Electric and hybrid vehicle sales remain the only bright lights in slumping Australian auto industry, but remain a tiny part of the new car market.

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'It is not easy': how science and courage saved the stunning Australian Alps

The Conversation - 5 hours 27 min ago
From an effigy hanging from a noose to an angry opponent wielding scissors, those who've sought to protect the precious Australian Alps have always been up against it. Philip Gibbons, Professor, Australian National University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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Beaver families win legal 'right to remain'

BBC - 5 hours 34 min ago
Fifteen beaver families have been given a permanent home on the River Otter in East Devon.
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Fortescue plans to run Pilbara mine on solar only during day, but battery the key

RenewEconomy - 6 hours 26 min ago

Fortescue Metals Group is gearing up to test whether it can run its Pilbara-based Christmas Creek iron ore mine on solar, alone, during the day.

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Spanish giant Iberdrola secures control of Infigen Energy with majority stake

RenewEconomy - 7 hours 31 min ago

Infigen Energy Lake Bonney Wind farm - optimisedIberdrola successfully gains control of ASX-listed Infigen Energy, after its takeover offer is accepted by more than 50 per cent of shareholdings.

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BP aims to build 50GW renewables by 2030 as it finally moves to go beyond petroleum

RenewEconomy - 7 hours 33 min ago

BP's commitment to massive investment in renewables and EVs, and a huge fall in oil production, hailed as significant step for the oil industry.

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CP Daily: Wednesday August 5, 2020

Carbon Pulse - 10 hours 23 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Swiss-EU ETS trading link to launch in late September with 10 transfer windows for 2020

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 11 min ago
The physical link between Switzerland’s carbon market and the EU ETS will become operational in late September, the European Commission has announced, though it will initially be comprised of 10 one-day transfer windows scattered through the remainder of this year.
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DOJ evaluating court ruling on WCI linkage as lawyers anticipate appeal

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 56 min ago
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is reviewing a federal court ruling last month that found the California-Quebec carbon market linkage did not violate the Constitution, with lawyers anticipating the government will file an appeal in the next month.
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Gold Fields eyes wind energy “bolt on” at Granny Smith mine

RenewEconomy - 13 hours 55 min ago

Global gold miner says it's looking to “bolt-on” renewables at more of its Western Australian mining operations, including the addition of wind turbines at Granny Smith.

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What 'The Birdman of Wahroonga' and other historic birdwatchers can teach us about cherishing wildlife

The Conversation - 14 hours 2 min ago
Birdwatchers have long known that to conserve nature, we need not only the intellectual expertise of science but also an emotional affinity with the living things around us. Russell McGregor, Adjunct Professor of History, James Cook University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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COVID-19 factors likely to lead to slower California offset issuances -sources

Carbon Pulse - 15 hours 47 min ago
California Carbon Offset (CCO) issuances are expected to be slowed by various COVID-19 factors moving forward, with some protocols already experiencing those impacts in extended review timelines, sources said.
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'We pay a tax to produce clean energy': the Queensland pig farmer who is leading the way on climate action

The Guardian - 16 hours 31 min ago

It’s an energy source that reuses waste and prevents the release of a potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. But Australia’s biogas pioneers are going it alone

Laurie Brosnan is frustrated. “We pay a tax to produce clean energy,” says the pig farmer from Biloela in central Queensland.

In the past five years, his company, Bettafield Piggery, has invested millions of dollars in an advanced biogas system that not only meets all its own electricity needs, but feeds extra back into the grid.

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The Green Recovery: how Australia can clean up its act on energy – video

The Guardian - 16 hours 31 min ago

One third of Australia's carbon emissions come from electricity – and that's in large part due to coal-fired power. So why aren't we moving faster to renewable sources? Experts say renewables could be providing the vast majority of our energy by 2035 if the government offers incentives for rapid investment. Coronavirus shutdowns have sent many countries into recession but the pandemic also provides a unique opportunity to build our way out of economic disaster using renewable energy as the driver

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EU may seek to force airlines to include portion of sustainable fuels

Carbon Pulse - 16 hours 44 min ago
The EU is weighing whether to impose quotas on airlines to use a rising proportion of sustainable aviation fuels to power flights, according to a European Commission document released on Wednesday.
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